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Motorola Moto G31: an accessible cell phone, but at what cost | Digital Trends Spanish

It’s time to review the Moto G31 In these first impressions, say the specifications that we liked the most and those in which it could have been better. As context, the Chicago company announced the availability of the smartphone for Mexico in December 2021, but it can also be ordered through Amazon United States.

What we did like about the Moto G31

The OLED display

Motorola considered for the Moto G31 an OLED screen with Full HD + resolution (2,400 x 1,080 pixels), a panel that is interrupted by a small circular notch that houses the front camera (13 MP).

The display offers a good viewing experience for most content, especially when it comes to brightness and detail display. In action series and movies, the response may be slightly diminished; the reason is that the screen barely reaches the refresh rate of 60 Hz (it updates its image 60 times in a second).

Regarding still photography, this is where the phone gets the best of itself, since a good level of contrast and intense colors are perceived, even higher than in mobiles with a higher price.

There is no stereo sound in the Moto G31although the speaker is distinguished by its good power, enough for those moments in which the wired or wireless headphones have been forgotten (the mobile does include the 3.5 mm jack).

Autonomy and processing

Motorola decided to equip the G31 with a 5,000 mAh battery, which means that a single charge is enough to have a performance of up to 36 hours. What is true is that people should not expect fast charging from home on the computer, TurboPower.

In processing it is not far behind either. The specifications indicate that this Moto G includes the MediaTek Helio G85 octa-core chip and 4 GB of RAM. This is enough for the preferred applications to run optimally. Yes, it is true that there may suddenly be a certain delay when moving from one platform to another, or experience the closure of an app, but this does not hinder the experience.

Finally, it is possible to order the Moto G31 in 64 and 128 GB versions, with the possibility of expanding its space up to 1 TB via a microSD card. To avoid complications, the advice is to opt for the cell phone with the largest internal memory.

Balance between software and hardware

For mobile photography enthusiasts, the Motorola smartphone comes with a triple rear camera, which is commanded by a 50 MP main sensor. The set performs well when lighting conditions are best, like other units of its kind.

On its back it also sports a physical fingerprint sensor, which responds quickly, and an elegant design with certain patterns. Of course, without the cover that is included in the box, the phone does not feel safe in the hands: there is the feeling that it can easily slip.

Regarding the software, it incorporates Android 11, which makes a large part of Google apps, such as Gmail, Maps, YouTube, Drive, Google Photos, Google One and Home, the protagonists. In any case, Motorola did not forget to include all the home customization options —through My UX—, which allow everything from executing actions with gestures to choosing different styles for the interface.

what could be improved

Can a phone have a 5,000 mAh battery but a 10-watt charge? We thought that this load number was already a thing of the past, however, the manufacturer implements it for its G31. Thus, the cell phone goes from 10 to 100 percent of its capacity in about 150 minutes, which requires charging it practically at night.

Regarding where this smartphone is located, we also have some reflections. Can it be considered as the successor to the Moto G30? We do not think so, since this cell phone has a 90 Hz refresh rate, 64 MP main camera and 20 watt fast charge for a 5,000 mAh battery. So if we had to choose between one of the two, the option would be the G30, which is also a few pesos cheaper for the Mexican market.

In conclusion, we do not think that the G31 is a bad cell phone, it just seems a bit lost between its predecessor and the entire range of units that make up the Moto G series, which is based on the idea of ​​democratizing technology.

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